Any living person one who resides in Wisconsin, or lived in the state during most of 2015, can be nominated. While organizations can be nominated instead of individuals, we encourage specific people within organizations if possible. Elected officials, candidates and staff of organizations CAN be nominated as well.
No! Any person can be nominated who was involved in some way to help make Wisconsin a better place to live and to work. People who help make professional and/or voluntary organizations flourish across Wisconsin. Candidates and leaders who support them are in every community. The person you nominate is someone you believe is making a difference somewhere in the state, whether or not they work with Citizen Action of Wisconsin.
Voting will be done online and through email starting Sunday, November 29th thru Friday, December 4th at 4pm. Votes received after that deadline will not be counted. On Sunday, a voting page will be posted online and a link will be sent to everyone who nominated an activist, or who were nominated themselves. We encourage you to share that link far and wide to encourage votes for your nominee! Any person living in Wisconsin can vote for as many candidates as they would like, but cannot vote for the same candidate more than once. Votes will be counted and posted online, and can be collected by email to Kevin.email@example.com once voting is live. The winner with the most votes will be informed by Sunday, December 6th.
All nominees will be recognized on our website and at our annual meeting on December 11th in Milwaukee for the outstanding work they have done across the state. The winner will be recognized publicly at this event, encouraged to say a few words and will receive an award. The winner will also be taken out to lunch by members of the Citizen Action staff at a later date, and be invited to participate in special meetings and discussions.
The 2014 award was presented to Eleanor Wolf from Eau Claire Wisconsin for her outstanding work for a variety of worthy organizations including Moral Monday, the Democratic Party of Eau Claire County, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and many more. Eleanor was critical to the success of both the 2014 referenda "Yes to BadgerCare" and "$10.10 Minimum Wage" in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties
Yes! Although you'll have to do some catching up to get them votes! You can ensure that the person is added to the list of those to vote for ASAP by using the link on the voting page to nominate a new person AND by emailing Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure expediency.